Our expert says:
Even the legal kind of neighbourhood construction noise can really ruin your peace and leisure time, and you shouldn't have to put up with it one second over the prescribed periods.
As I see from your second posting you're in Cape Town, I suggest you email Michael.McSweeney@capetown.gov.za - he deals with noise pollution matters at City Health - and ask him for the best way to proceed. What I would recommend is that you write your neighbour a simple, polite letter. Then, if you have no joy, lodge a formal complaint with your local environmental health practitioner (call City Health at 400 2100 and ask them to put you in touch with the right person for your area), or ask Mr McSweeney.
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